Tiffin men’s tennis opens conference play with win
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Tiffin men’s tennis started off Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Saturday against Lake Superior State University.
With a 6-3 win over the Lakers, the Dragons improved to 10-3 overall and 1-0 in GLIAC action.
Tiffin took a 2-1 edge after doubles action. The first team of Luis Ludena and Toby Cutting opened with a strong 8-2 win. Elio Lezama Perez and Austin Mangone took a second doubles win as they downed their Laker counterparts 8-3. Lake Superior’s third doubles team beat Sorin Navrotchi and Robert Reid in an 8-5 battle.
Mangone and Lezama both played three-set matches and had different fates. At third singles, Mangone won his match. After losing the first set 7-5, he fought back with wins of 7-6 and 10-6. Lezama could not pull off the win as he fell 6-4, 3-6, 3-6.
Ludena had a tough match as he posted a 6-4, 7-5 win at first singles. Cutting and Navrotchi each had easier matches winning 6-2, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-1 respectively. Reid fell at sixth singles 6-2, 6-1.
Tiffin scored 12 of its 15 goals in the closing 15 minutes of the first half and the opening 15 minutes of the second Saturday.
The Dragons controlled the tempo of the lacrosse match in the 15-7 win over Wheeling Jesuit.
Wheeling Jesuit took an early 2-1 lead less than nine minutes into the game. Morgan Sherley scored the first goal for Tiffin sandwiched between the two Cardinal goals. Gina Abulone tied the game at 2 off an Amanda Flotteron assist. Sherley took the lead with her second goal followed by two goals from Tori Nelson. To close out the half, Sherley returned the favor as she assisted on Flotteron’s first goal. The Dragons took a 6-2 advantage going into the half.
The Cardinals struck first in the second half as Elizabeth Hales scored with 25:34 left. About two minutes later Flotteron scored her second goal which sprung another scoring streak for the Dragons. The following two goals were scored by a duo of Elles as Elle Hamilton found the net at 22:19 and Elle MacMillan at 20:59.
With 49 seconds taken off the clock, Maddy Batley scored her first goal and then a second shortly after. Hamilton found the goal again for her second and Flotteron scored her third and final goal.
Wheeling Jesuit put up three straight goals within a five minute span before Kayla Ropos sandwiched one between her two to close out the game.
Heidelberg men drop second straight game
Nick Selfridge tallied his fifth collegiate hat trick for Heidelberg lacrosse as it lost its second straight home game.
Selfridge scored three goals on the afternoon as the Student Princes fell 24-6 to Adrian College.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first quarter. Owen Carter put Heidelberg on the board with an unassisted goal with 2:21 remaining in the quarter. The goal was his fifth of the year as he made a tough shot from the left side.
With nine seconds remaining, Adrian tallied another goal at the end of one and scored seven in the second for a 13-1 halftime lead.
The Bulldogs opened the third quarter with three more goals before Selfridge found the back of the net for the first time in the game. Adrian again closed out the quarter as it tallied four more goals for a 20-2 edge.
Patrick McCarthy found the back of the net between a pair of Adrian goals. Selfridge then sandwiched a Bulldog goal — both with a man up — before the Bulldogs scored its final goal. Heidelberg scored the final goal of the game at 3:28 on a Chris Storrs goal.